BEEF industry stakeholders will next February have the chance for a rare look into one of the world’s biggest and most patriotic cattle producing regions.
Tickets are open for Beef Central’s inaugural beef industry study tour of the US state of Texas, visiting some of the state’s biggest and best-known stud and commercial cattle producers, lotfeeders, beef processors and livestock research institutions – as well as tourist hotspots and the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo in Houston.
The 19-day study tour will depart Sydney on February 19 and arrive back on March 5.
Starting in the historic twin cities of Dallas – Fort Worth, the trip will pass through some of the key parts of the United States cattle industry and historic sites that have shaped the wild west, before culminating at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) – the largest event of its kind in the world.
Over three weeks, the Houston Stock Show hosts about two million people and 7000 head of cattle – including stud cattle of various breeds and led steers. To compare, the triennial Beef Australia in Rockhampton broke records last year with 115,000 attendees and hosted almost 5000 head. (Click here for more on the Houston Livestock Show)
Brahman, Angus, Brangus, Santa Gertrudis and Beefmaster cattle will all be showing in Houston and the tour will also take-in the International Livestock Congress – which will address “Beef’s Role in Feeding the World” with respected speakers from the US and global cattle industry.
The “Longhorn” cattle drive at the Fort Worth stock yards, R&D updates at Texas Tech University, a visit with the Texas Cattle Feeder’s Association and historic city of San Antonio are also on the agenda.
- To register your interest contact beefcentral@quadrantaustralia.
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